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to be here today. i'd like to introduce our special guest, lieutenant government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, eve
entirely by the federal government and state governments and they pay nothing in terms of premiums and or co-pay. in california it's an almost estimated 3 million people will get their health insurance through that vehicle alone. the next vehicle is covered california, which is the individual marketplace for coverage. the federal government establishes what is r called health benefit exchanges, there is a separate exchange for individual and a separate exchange for small business and i will talk about that in a bit. so for covered california, an individual will be able to get coverage. the income threshold is essentially anyone who is not eligible for medicaid. so if your income is above that $16,000 a year, you would be able to get coverage through covered california. now for certain individuals that coverage will be subsidized such that the coverage they had to pay for premiums has been reduced by a federal subsidy. the income threshold for those individuals is essentially for one person, anyone between $16,000 and about $48,000 a year will get care that is subsidized through t
h. jackson once said it is not the function of our government to keep citizens from failing into error. it's the function of the citizens to keep the government from falling into error. this is it one of the main reasons i have applied to the appointment to the committee. first and foremost, i am proud to be a resident of san francisco and i believe as such i have a civic duty to ensure the city is running a matter consistent with financial stability and economic stability. in both my professional and civic capacity, i am tired with doing many of the duties retired by the committee. currently i am employed at blue shield of california and in this role i am a senior program manager of accountable care organization. my [speaker not understood] of a manager of acos is to drive quality of care and [speaker not understood] and cost of care indicators down. [speaker not understood]. and it is also to prepare blue shield of california for the influx of new members that will occur because of affordable care act. as part of my day to day role, i am constantly reviewing audits, budget
, is government finance. so, it's a good place for me to get started and participating and giving back into the community. 30 years i've been a certified public accountant serving solely local governments. 20 of those years with the international firm of deloitte where i live, their california government audit practice. 10 years ago i left deloitte and started my own cpa firm, again focused serving on local governments. so, i've served dozens of northern california cities and counties. i have conducted over 300 audits. i have audited hundreds of bond issuance, including a couple that would be interesting to note. one, the oakland coliseum refinancing when the raiders moved back into los angeles was one of the most complicated bond financing deals in northern california, and i was involved both on the county of alameda side and the city of oakland side because i was the partner in charge of both the those audits at the time. also when the city and county of san francisco had a lawsuit regarding the 1997 bond funds of the school district, the city attorney's office hired me as a expert w
effective we reached out to a large variety of the government sectors. in february 2008 the jewish coalition held a conference against human trafficking which included agencies such as the san francisco commission on the status of women, representative of the mayor's office and other nonprofits. this event also attracted members of the state assembly and a few congressional offices. at a meeting following our conference a i was asked to chair the larger group and my condition was that there be a cochair from the mayor's office at that time was catherine dodd. the san francisco collaborative against human traffic was born. in 2010 - from the beginning emily morassie (sounds like) executive director of the san francisco commission on the status of women was always involved as well as theresa sparks, executive director of the human rights commission. they were not only the core of the beginning but also generously offered to help us and support us and today that is where we are housed. we have a membership of over 28 agencies public and private representing a wide area of gove
tail with the government and also to expand the scope of that beyond the areas that the government's efforts will cover. this will result in the most rapid and thorough exploration of new innovations that will help us reduce gun violence and reduce gun violence against our children. later this afternoon, the technology committee will be meeting and we will work on creating the structure and the promise to insure that all of the innovative ideas that we receive are developed and funded at the highest level possible. technology has proven itself successful in addressing some of our saturday's greatest challenges. and so today, we call on all of us to turn our attention and our energy towards ending gun violence against our children. thank you. >> joining us on stage are mark and jackie barton. >> first thing that we would like to say is thank you. thank you to the tech community. for putting your time and effort and research into this. and we would like to thank ron and jim. as you said my name is mark barton and this is my wife jackie. we have three children. james is 12, natalie is
that we're very excited about the 33 rd annual government awards a project of spur their annual award ceremony is going to be held tonight and for municipal governments in san francisco this is the academy awards this is the highest honor that a city government or team can receive each year there's a panel of folks who a assemble and out of that they select i think 3 individuals and one team again out of the thousands of managers in this city so i'm very happy and proud to announce that one of our nominees is being honored lee -- our director of security investigations and emergency preparedness and enforcement is one of the award ees tonight it's a very high honor it's something that she's been recognized for although she's only been with us for a short time first as an sfpd employee she has revamped the way we prepare for and manage large events and a restructures of our enforcement division and in a very short period of time has made significant steps so we think you know we're biassed we think this is a very well deserved award and i'll be there at the event tonight to introduce
and responsiveness for government that serves all san franciscoance. she's truly a leader and i'm so glad to perform this swearing in for carmen. so carmen, if you will, please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i carmen chu do solemnly a firm that i will support and defend constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic that i will bare true faith in allegiance to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i'm about to enter during such time as i hold the office of assess or recorder for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations, carmen. [ applause ] wow! now, we proceed to the supervisor. and i am proud to acknowledge my appointment of katie tang as districts 4 supervisor. [ applause ] katie has demonstrated hard work and diligence under supervisor legislative aid, working with budget. stream lining bureaucracy and pushing for advocacy for our n
out of your busy schedule to join us. and the mayor knows the primary responsible of the government is to keep the citizens safe and thank you all for being here. i would like to start with a little background on sandy hook, promise and who we are and what we are determined to do and why we are here today. to understand the devastation of december 14th, the shootings and origins of sandy hook promise, it is helpful to understand a little bit about newtown itself, it is a small town. it has an old fashioned sense of community. people live in newtown, because it is a great place to raise a family. that is why we moved there. both of my kids went to sandy hook elementary. my wife is a 6th grade teacher in town, two of the students killed that day lived in my small neighborhood. the gunman and his mother lived a street over from us. one of these precious children killed hawkly whose mother is here today lived across the street from the gunman. last friday would have been dillon's 7th birthday. it was a snow day, i was traveling and my wife and children were home but i received a text me
sunshine week. it is no secret that open government is under attack in san francisco. someone gets a title and already he thinks he is an aristocrat who should be able to make his self-serving deals at the expense of the public without interference from democracy. there was a time when open records laws public library were both involved in serving a democratic right to know and empowering the people. that was before the library and san francisco government decided that serving the interests of the so-called aeries toe contracts could be turned into a private income stream. ~ you have become so enslaved to private money you decided right to know is a place to save money. if we want a democracy, we need open institutions of knowledge that allow access to the truth. saving money on those institutions of knowledge is like selling our children. it is no accident that the san francisco public library is the most egregious sunshine violator in the city. once it is a private income stream, the philanthropyists want power and exclusivityity. the destruction of democracy is what they expect for the
to be done carefully. it has to be done in a way that is narrowly tailored to achieve an important government interest. we believe that we are doing that precisely here. the analysis of what is narrowly tailored does not require that we actually follow the least restrictive tool, though, in fact, i think we are doing precisely that here. there is a [speaker not understood] of circumstances that are examined by the courts, and courts throughout this country have actually looked at the kind of law that we are proposing and have held that it is constitutional. recently, in 2013, actually just a few years ago, the first district -- the first circuit actually upheld in boston, massachusetts a buffer zone ordinance that was very similar to us -- to ours. and, in fact, that ordinance created a 35-foot buffer zone. ours is actually more modest. it's actually smaller, it's only 25 feet. and the key and the analysis for the court at the time is that these kinds of regulations are appropriate so long as the speaker has an opportunity to reach their intended audience in other ways. and a buffer zone cont
supervisor malia cohen to the association of bay area governments executive board, for a term ending june 30, 2013. >> colleagues, can we have a motion to excuse supervisor cohen? motion by supervisor mar, seconded by supervisor wiener, without objection, she shall be excused. roll call vote on the motion to approve. >> on item 32, supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos. campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. there are 8 ayes. >> motion is approved. colleagues, we do not have any 2:30 special orders otherwise i think everyone knows we have 3:30 commendations related to [speaker not understood]. women's history month. if we can go to roll call for introductions. >> supervisor mar, you are first on roll call for introductions. >> colleagues, thank you. i just have one item today. i like a number of you have been supportive of safe routes to school in our city. but i'm introducing a resolution today to urge the city ask county to support assembly bil
not be incurred by the airport, but, in fact, would be incurred by other government agencies like caltrans. unfortunately, in providing an estimate of how much caltrans would actually end up spending in this effort, should they be asked to change some of the signs that are involved, it was reported to the budget and legislative analyst that the airport, in fact, did not bother to ask caltrans for their perspective or their opinion on that matter. and, so, the cost of the estimate that is related to caltrans was as a result overestimated by $2.5 million or nearly 350% of the actual cost. the cost of changing highway signs, according to caltrans -- you'll hear it from the horse's mouth -- would only be $20,000 per sign, which is actually six times lower than the $120,000 per sign that was estimated by the airport. as we noted from the very beginning, we as a city have a lot of control over what signs are actually changed in this effort, and our objective, our goal has always been to minimize the cost and our goal and objective here is to make sure the cost is no more than 500,000, which is c
of our location. in addition to that, we have all of the government agencies and workers that are in the surrounding local. we intend to provide the growing number of company workers twitter, one kings, lamb, dolby to name a few and residents are argenta, fox plaza with a sophisticated lounge to enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat and the ability to sell bottles for home consumption. >> currently a place like this does not exist in the neighborhood and we would like to serve the community. >> to engage the neighborhood. >> we have been very active in our community out reach from the very beginning. we first reach out to inspector kim stalker about the businessman and over all business concept two years ago in march 2011. he was familiar with the retail bar model as other wine bars used the same model and over the next year, during the search for the perfect location, we continued the dialogue with the police. we wanted to stay on their radar, and we wanted their support. upon securing one polk, october of 2012, we immediately reached out to jane kim who to my delight
program, does at fordable care act give any sort of governance or guidance or direction around businesses under that 50 full-time employees in terms of what the rules and regs are? >> the on the provision as i indicated small businesses, 49 or below are not required to have coverage. and as i indicated around incentivizing small businesses, 0-25, but offering them tax credits to make the cost of coverage from the employer's perspective more affordable. >> okay, great, thank you. >> commissioner o'brien. >> would you say in your opinion, that there is a lot of overlap between the two programs? i mean i'm trying to see if the health care act is left in case, which is obviously going to be the place and the other option was taken out, the health security, would that leave a wide slot or section of people that are vulnerable and not covered that wouldn't fall under the umbrella of the affordable care act? i'm trying to -- it's extremely complicated and we're finding out it's going to take a lot of work to research how these programs work on their own first, and then between each othe
because of failure of government action to follow through. and only government action can signal to tenants that it's worth paying more for a retrofit unit. we need all stake holders in the environment to receive that. >> thank you very much. next speaker? >> good afternoon supervisors, my name is michael wills. i'm an architect and earthquake safety group. i speak in favor of this program because it shows a common sense foresight to have an ordinance that offers and approach to strengthening, financing and a sensitivity to keeping people in their homes. after seeing and working with the details on patrick's committee, i think the city can be proud of this ordinance. it's one that has been drafted with care to all the concerns and not only of the technical seismic committee, technical and seismic professionals, but to the real sense itivity and keeping people in their homes and bringing the financial along with it shows that this is a program that will take care to make sure that all have access to the things that we all wants which is to make a safer, more residue resilient cit
of what government and employees want for the city the investment isn't there the milking is tell your constituents to pay for the luxuries taxi cabs are a luxury as evidence by demand. if everyone made as much as 10 years ago the story would be very different. the real pig here is real estate that most people cannot afford. the oldest bakery in paris -- now they are no longer open. keep the city respectable and the gem that it is and magnificent applause. >> thank you. my name is mic -- you have spoken already? >> yes. >> the rules of the city of san francisco thank you very much. next speaker please come forward? >> my name is stewart -- i am a driver and an owner. i drove last friday and i'm down at the hyatt, regency there was a black car parked in the taxi place where they wait and he told me in a sense to take a hike not so politely he's not going to move. i tried to stop at the taxi stand i tried to stop there there's no parking place you got a limo a bunch of black cars no parking place. down triple five california there's a taxi zone half the time the black cars are rig
brought in by the government have purchased those notes for 60 percent of the face value. quick example, a $2 million loan was bought buy a new bank for $1 million. they discount the i think interest rate to the new investor. the building community has been a victim and in the last 4 or 5 years trying to offend off these 3rd investor who has now bought this note for a low value and take this property because land loans have not returned to the market. that's why a lot of this is going on and i do believe the situation is getting better and i do believe there is more to be discussed here, but if all that could be factored in it would be greatly appreciated. one other common law of today, there are some exceptions. there is one project where the project could not and did not move forward because dbi revoked the permit in error. they seekd men from this department trying to reinstate it because of this issue this department is struggling to help out. while i do support the law of the day there is should be some natural exceptions to that. there seems to be a lot of comments on sequel, sma
that there are limited resources and there are limitations in terms of what we as government agencies can do. i would also say that and encourage the advocate community to also have some role here because as advocates and as private citizens, there are -- there's flexibility that as government agencies we don't have, so i think that anyone out there who cares about the public being -- given correct information, i would encourage them they seriously consider being involved because we can do certain things but there are limitations on what we can do. >> okay, thank you for your presentation, thank you for listening to our concerns and i'm hopeful we can work together really well to manage a response. we can open up this item for public comment. any member of the public that would like to comment, please come forward. we'll do two minutes per person. >> i'm jessica from the sierra club, thank you for having this in-depth conversation, we've been concerned about it, we created an sf heart facebook page, we're trying really hard to combat this misinformation but would help us immensely if we had real fact
services from the federal government. so, to try to push more psych beds that could cause financial problems for st. luke's is not something we are in support of and we wanted to ensure that there were community mental health services when those individuals did leave the psych beds at cpmc, that they were having -- they would have services to go to. >> if i could just follow-up on that question. and i completely understand the rationale behind the thinking. when there is a need, though, for inpatient psych beds, what are the options that we have in the city? i understand that the federal government has recently been cutting funding towards behavioral treatment beds unfortunately within hospitals. i'm not an expert on this, but i know it's a big issue in our city and our district. so, i'm curious as to how we may be able to fill that need. >> we have presently about 40 beds at san francisco general hospital, and today we have about 12 acute patients in those acute beds. so, just from that alone, it is a difficult process to continue to maintain psych acute beds and be able to continu
. they are, many of them, risking their lives on a daily basis. government has a responsibility to protect them and i want to thank them for their willingness to do what they do and for their patience in dealing with this level of harassment. the fact is that if the right to choose and the right to access health care cannot be protected in san francisco, where could it be protected? we have always led the way in protecting civil rights, and this is an opportunity to continue to do so. thank you. the rest i mitt. -- submit. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor kim. >> thank you. today i'm introducing a resolution to rename an alley way here in district 6 just a block away from city hall, the [speaker not understood] alley. and i am introducing this resolution with supervisor campos, wiener, and avalos. many of you may have been following in the press some of the recent comments that our former [speaker not understood] leader has made regarding lgbt members of his parliament. due to some of his strong comments and his unwillingness to apologize for it, we have been [speaker not unders
a transgender clinic on that block. even some of the our constituents that are most critical of city government and the work that we may often pursue loved him and considered a place where they felt accepted and they were served with respect and dignity. and i do want to in particular thank department of public health for supporting this amazing institution. barbara garcia on good start, her days as a nurse at tom odell clinic, i know certainly have had a great number of physicians and nurses that have come through that clinic as well. and we look forward to its expansion in the newly renovated wide building on goad engate, new tnbc affordable housing housing site which will have a ribbon cutting in two weeks. and the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor kim. mr. president, that concludes roll call for introductions. >> thank you. at this time why don't we go to general public comment. >> now is the opportunity for the public to comment generally for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board, including item on the adoption without reference to committee c
to do. so, that's kind of what got me interested. i'm looking for something that's good government and not particularly policy oriented, policy for the elected people. the good government is something that i think we all feel strongly about. city has had some bad experiences with bonds back in just before i was on the grand jury, we had the problem with the school bonds and not -- i think some dissatisfaction with library bonds. we've got a huge bunch of bonds coming up, several hundred million dollars of bonds. this is kind of a management principle that is pretty important as well as transparency which had been mentioned. in the art of war, you don't want people that solve problems, you want people that prevent problems. so, you need to be thinking profoundly ahead of time and making sure the process is working properly. that's kind of a business philosophy that was important. so, i think it's relevant here that with hundreds of millions of dollars of bonds coming up, that we do them properly and not have problems after the fact. i appreciate the consideration and thank you very
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